Renew an Educator License

Overview

To renew or upgrade a Utah Educator License, you will need your Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) Identification/license number. If you do not remember it, please log in to your my.uen account at the Utah Education Network (UEN). If you need your login and password reset, contact UEN directly. You may track the status of your application through your CACTUS record.

Due to the recent change in the educator licensing structure, there are several options for renewal at this time.  You may choose to use the New Professional Educator License Renewal Form to renew your license; there is no penalty for renewing from an expired state. Please review the Utah Educator Licensing Renewals School Year 2020-2021 Google Docs resource for renewing educator license types have been retired and are no longer available.  However, you may select to renew or upgrade your license using the process that was in place when your license was awarded.  Please review the Licensing Renewal Categories Conversion Google Docs to see how the old renewal activities relate to the new.

Please note: ALL license renewals and upgrades are available until October 31, 2020 due to COVID-19 related closures.

Basic Steps for License Renewal

1. Earn and document Professional Learning Points based on license level:

  1. Complete an appropriate Utah Educator Licensing Renewals Google Docs
  2. Complete two hours of Youth Suicide Prevention Training within the license cycle through an educator's employing Local Education Agency (LEA)
    1. Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Employees
      Utah State Board of Education Suicide Prevention
  3. Complete the Utah Student Data Privacy Teacher Course  This Canvas online course may take approximately one hour to complete.

2. Have a cleared Utah State Board of Education Background Fingerprint Check (initiated after 07/01/2015): go to Educator Licensing Online to begin

3. Complete a Utah State Board of Education Ethics Review online at Educator Licensing Online (refer to Step 2)

4. Meet with a Licensed Administrator for signatures and approval of the renewal form

5. Renew License

Definitions
A list of definitions pertaining to Licensing.

Professional Educator License

You may choose to use the New Professional Educator License Renewal Form to renew your license with only 100 points required to renew.  Please review the Utah Educator Licensing Renewals School Year 2020-2021 resource for renewing educator license types have been retired and are no longer available.  However, you may select to renew or upgrade your license using the process that was in place when your license was awarded.  

There is no penalty for renewing from an expired state.

Inactive Educators may complete 100 points in any area for Professional Educator License Renewal.

Professional License renewals are subject to audit by the Utah State Board of Education. As such, you are required to keep this original signed renewal worksheet and supporting documentation for 24 months as evidence to support your online renewal transaction.

New Professional Educator License Renewal Form

Associate Educator License

An Associate Educator License may be renewed if the individual has less than 3 years of experience in a Utah public or accredited private school and has earned 100 points within this cycle or the most recent 3 years of the cycle has expired.

Associate Educator License Renewal Form

Former License Types

There are several license types that have been retired and are no longer available:

  • Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT),
  • Level 1 License,
  • Level 2/3 License,
  • Return to Licensure (RTL),
  • Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL),
  • International Guest Teacher,
  • District- Specific,
  • Local Education Agency (LEA)-Specific,
  • and Competency-based .

However, you may select to renew or upgrade your license using the process that was in place when your license was awarded.  Please review the Utah Educator Licensing Renewals School Year 2020-2021 resource to see which renewal options are available.